The ANC's proposed media appeals tribunal is just another way to entrench sunshine journalism.
Glenda Daniels asks if it is the adoption of English that gives us the "grammar" of colonialism.
A wonderful opportunity in the form of a spanking new press code has presented itself to the media.
In her book Fight for Democracy: The ANC and the Media in South Africa, Glenda Daniels explores the ruling party's relationship with the media.
The Press Freedom Commission has called for more public participation and a hierarchy of penalties, but rejected the idea of a media tribunal.
A new regulatory regime is imminent for SA's newspaper industry wherein an independent regulator will have the power to impose fines on newspapers.
A key theme for this year's World Press Freedom Day will be how to preserve and deepen the free speech gains symbolised by the Arab Spring.
NEWS ANALYSIS: There is little clarity about the form a media appeals tribunal is likely to take.
Public hearings on the secrecy Bill is your last chance to make your voice heard.
But the trade union federation stops short of calling for a mandatory media tribunal.